Finding the Right Group For You
Being a member of a student organization enriches your years at Pacific University in many ways. The good friends and good times help transform what is sometimes a large overwhelming institution into a place you can call "home". Student organizations also give you opportunities to explore new interests, develop skills, enhance your academic program while having an impact on the University community. You may want to get involved, but with over 50 organizations on campus, you may wonder how to find the best group for you.
You've made a good start by beginning the investigation process here. We have helpful staff and lots of information to start you on your way. Our advice is to first consider: What's Important To Me?
Ask yourself some of these questions:
- What am I looking for in an organization?
- Do I primarily want to make new friends?
- Do I want to work on something I believe in?
- Do I want to explore something new?
- Should I be in a group that relates to my major or career choice?
- Do I want a real break from my academics?
- Shall I continue an interest from high school?
- Do I want to be of real service to the campus or community?
- Do I want to help make things happen?
- How much time do I have for an organization?
- Are there financial considerations?
What Kind Of Groups Are There?
Pacific University is a melting pot of people, ideas and concerns. There are many organizations in each of the following categories:
- Residence Halls/Co-ops
- Religious Sports/Recreation
- Social Issues
Mission of Pacific University
The mission of Pacific University is to provide an education of exceptional quality in liberal arts and sciences, and in selected professional programs to prepare students for service to a changing community, nation and world.
In addition to our mission, Pacific University values
- A community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to high academic standards, integrity, lifelong learning, and service to the community and the integration of liberal arts and professional education;
- A community that embraces creativity, flexibility, and change that honors diversity of viewpoints;
- A community that respects our traditions, our environment and our relationships beyond the campus.